Yesterday, Scuppernong Books was quite a hub of activity. The line wrapped around from the bookstore's entrance on Elm Street to the Biltmore Hotel on West Washington Street. People were waiting to get their copy of "Hidden Figures" signed by the author, Margot Lee Shetterly. The event was so popular that Scuppernong sold out of the book. To the crowd's surprise, just prior to the arrival of Shetterly, Tre Stokes slipped into the store with his mother, Shonia. Tre, a ten-year-old from Greensboro, North Carolina, started as Levi Jackson, Jr. in the movie. In the above photo, he was talking to some of his fans.
When Tre entered Scuppernong, all of the children in the bookstore wanted to get a photo taken with him. He graciously complied with a pose, a smile and a, afterwards, a big handshake. Tre's cheery personality and radiant smile put everyone at ease. In spite of his busy acting schedule that calls him away from Greensboro, he still calls Greensboro home and is a full time student in the Guilford County Schools. We have a feeling Tre's career will soar, yet he will always remember his local roots.